David Fincher To Direct Netflix’s ‘Mindhunter’

If there’s on thing you think when you hear Netflix, innovation. Ok, maybe not… but I’m sure you’ve said “House of Cards is pretty cool.” Little known/very known fact about that show is it’s produced by world famous director David Fincher. Guess who just got his own Netflix original series Mindhunter? You guessed it! Or you probably read the article headline… Cheater

Mindhunter, a series based on the 1996 non-fiction book Mind Hunter: Inside The FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Fincher will co-produce with Charlize Theron, and is expected to direct. It’s not clear whether or not Theron will star in the series or will just be acting behind the scenes.

The book, written by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker, tells of Douglas’ work tracking down serial killers while working with the FBI. The script will be written by Joe Penhall, who wrote The Road, and the entire project has been in the works for more than four years—it was originally in development at HBO, but obviously that’s no longer the case.

The book takes a long look at the FBI’s profiling techniques, so perhaps this series will be more based in reality than something like, say, Criminal Minds. Fincher’s inclusion guarantees that, at the very least, it will be more stylistically advanced than that show, and the long development window hopefully helped the series establish its own distinctive point-of-view, because lord knows the last thing the world needs is another damn cop show.